Subject: Re: New to NetBSD/Vax, trying to bring up a MVII
To: None <>
From: Mr Ian Primus <>
List: port-vax
Date: 08/13/2007 18:08:43
While we're on the subject of booting, I came across
this in the INSTALL.txt file in the NetBSD-3.1:

Creating boot floppies

     Fetch the bootable bootfs image from


     and gunzip it.  It is a 1.2MB bootable image that
will boot from any
     floppy of size 1.2MB and bigger.

This doesn't work. For one, gunzip won't gunzip it,
and also - boot.fs is a 2400 kilobyte file, and I
don't see how that could decompress into a 1200
kilobyte file. (unless it's a really, really bad
compression scheme).

Am I missing something?